In 2011, the Regional Transportation Commission (RTC) initiated a comprehensive study of the entire Fourth Street-Prater Way corridor, intending to improve not only public transportation in the area, but safety and livability. The conjunction of this and other factors made this transitional moment an opportune time to conduct an extensive oral history of the area. Sponsored by the RTC, the 4th Street-Prater Way Oral History project began under the auspices of the University of Nevada Oral History Program (UNOHP), which was directed by Dr. Alicia Barber from 2009-2013. The interviews were intended not only to help research the history of the area, but to gather input regarding planned multimodal improvements to the corridor. The oral history project therefore served the dual purpose of documenting the corridor’s past and expanding public participation in planning its future.
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